The assignment was to learn to watch and pick out elements of your environment that
represented color (blue), patterns, details and emotion.
After bouncing between a few ideas, I ended up going to The Pearl, a fun neighborhood near downtown Portland. I used the 24-105mm lens almost exclusively, except for the ladybug shot.
I walked around and looked for color, patterns, details...and emotion.
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The graffiti on this tower attracted my eye as it was blue. I played with the processing, and the black and white image accentuates the pattern of the windows and the zig-zag of the stairs.
Although there is a lot of green in this image, it was the blue that attracted me.
The iconic Fremont Bridge is in the background.
There are a few parks in The Pearl. The Tanner Springs park is flanked by this beautiful fence made from old railroad ties. The blue glass art in them made them an obvious target for the "blue" set of images!
Tanner Springs fence and shadows.
A door jamb.
Portland is dubbed the City of Roses after the ease in which we can grow roses in this climate.
The pattern of roses is seen throughout the city.
I liked the lines of the hatch pattern, and how they were broken up and softened by the circle of the rose.
This attracted my eye. I liked the lines and the round elements. I also liked how the diamond shapes
were echoed in the yellow sidewalk cut-out and the cement. The angle of the shadow also echoed the trianglular forms.
I stopped for a coffee break, and who should be saving the table for me but this cute lieveheersbeestje (ladybug)!
This is the corner of an old shutter on an old remnant of a building. I love, love, love this building and could spend a whole day and into the night photographing it from every angle with every lens.
I held myself back.
These children were playing in the park. It was a beautiful warm afternoon, and
they were having fun in the water together. Pure, uninhibited, play.
That's it for me for this week! Thank you Jane and Arnika for another assignment that pushed my boundaries! You can take a look at the assignments of the other participants here!
Have a great rest of your weekend!! xo